Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love:
For It is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)